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Ryan Kelly back with Lakers after 30-point game with D-Fenders

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Second-year power forward Ryan Kelly scored a game-high 30 points on Friday nights, making a quick appearance with the D-Fenders.
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Lakers' Clarkson holds his own against some of the NBA's best

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — LOS ANGELES – Rookie Jordan Clarkson has played against some of the game’s best point guards, going eye to eye with San Antonio’s Tony Parker, Houston’s Patrick Beverly, Washington’s John Wall and...
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Ryan Kelly to play Friday night, on assignment with D-Fenders

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Before the Lakers head out on a four-game trip, starting in New York on Sunday, second-year forward Ryan Kelly will play a game in El Segundo on assignment in the NBA Development League.
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Lakers' Nick Young still limited by sprained ankle

Los Angeles Times (Zach Helfand) — Kobe Bryant’s season-ending injury put the Lakers in a difficult position, but Nick Young had a plan. 
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Kings' DeMarcus Cousins replacing injured Kobe Bryant in All-Star Game

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Kobe Bryant will miss his second straight All-Star Game in February, out for the season with a torn rotator cuff.
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Five takeaways from Lakers' double-overtime win over Chicago Bulls

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers (13-34) ended a nine-game losing streak Thursday night, beating the Chicago Bulls (30-18) in double overtime.  Here are five takeaways from their 123-118 win at Staples Center.
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Final: Lakers 123, Bulls 118 (2OT)

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — LOS ANGELES - He had done it for the Lakers many times over seven years in purple and gold.Big shots in the clutch?Only a sliver of the resume that earned Pau Gasol the shower of cheers that...
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Lakers GM Kupchak: 'I don't think Kobe's retiring'

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Three season-ending surgeries in three years? That’s tough for any player to swallow, particularly one such as Kobe Bryant, who at 36, heading into a 20th season, is nearing the end...
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Lakers GM Kupchak: 'I don't think Kobe's retiring'

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Three season-ending surgeries in three years? That’s tough for any player to swallow, particularly one such as Kobe Bryant, who at 36, heading into a 20th season, is nearing the end...
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Preview: Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Pau Gasol will return to Staples Center on Thursday night, visiting the Lakers (12-34) with the Chicago Bulls (30-17).
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Kobe Bryant's contract extension was '100%' right thing, Kupchak says

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — It was a simple question, and it went directly to the center of a struggling franchise and its rapidly aging megastar.
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Pau Gasol looks forward to nostalgic night in return to Staples Center

Los Angeles Times (Helene Elliott) — Pau Gasol, who left the Lakers and their ongoing soap opera behind when he signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bulls as a free agent last summer, said Thursday he was touched to hear...
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Gasol happy to be back in Staples Center ... for one night

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — LOS ANGELES – Pau Gasol knows he needs to stay focused Thursday night at Staples Center. His mind has to stay on the task in front of him and not what he left behind.He cannot dwell on the two NBA...
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Lakers' Bryant expected to be out nine months after rotator cuff surgery

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Kobe Bryant is expected to be ready for the start of next season after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right rotator cuff.Each of Bryant’s past three seasons has now...
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Lakers' Kobe Bryant undergoes successful surgery on torn rotator cuff

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Kobe Bryant will be sidelined nine months after undergoing a two-hour procedure Wednesday morning to repair a torn rotator cuff, the Lakers announced.
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Byron Scott says Pau Gasol should get a 'standing ovation' from fans

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — What reception should Pau Gasol get Thursday when he plays against the Lakers at Staples Center for the first time since leaving them?
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Lakers' Bryant out nine months after rotator cuff surgery

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Kobe Bryant will miss the remainder of his 19th season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right rotator cuff Wednesday morning, the Lakers announced.According to the team,...
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Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Washington Wizards

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers (12-34) dropped their ninth straight game Tuesday night, falling to the Washington Wizards (31-15).  Here are five takeaways from their 98-92 loss at Staples Center.
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Final: Wizards 98, Lakers 92

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — LOS ANGELES – Anyone with plans after about 8:30 p.m. was safe. The Lakers were somehow cruising behind a new-look lineup of Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington.No Kobe Bryant. No Nick Young. And...
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Blog Articles

NBA Coast to Coast: Hawks find a new way to win their 18th in a row

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (staff and wire reports) — The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench.
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Californian Kevan Miller living his hockey dream with Boston Bruins

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott) — Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller grew up in Santa Clarita and hung around the Kings’ old Iceoplex practice facility in North Hills, where he met Rob Blake, Luc Robitaille and other players....
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Demoted Kings center Mike Richards 'in good spirits' in minor leagues

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott) — Center Mike Richards, who was assigned to Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League by the Kings last week after he cleared NHL waivers, made his debut with the Monarchs on Friday night and...
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Tiger Woods drops out of top 50 in world golf rankings

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Austin Knoblauch) — Tiger Woods' 2015 campaign has gotten off to a bad start.
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Super Bowl: President Obama advises fans to 'keep it clean'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Austin Knoblauch) — The NFL's ongoing investigation into "Deflategate" coupled with Marshawn Lynch's ongoing dramas with the media has made for a pretty interesting week heading into Super Bowl XLIX.
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Ryan Kelly back with Lakers after 30-point game with D-Fenders

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Pincus) — Second-year power forward Ryan Kelly scored a game-high 30 points on Friday nights, making a quick appearance with the D-Fenders.
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'Awful' effort by the Clippers leads to 108-103 loss to Pelicans

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ben Bolch) — The interest level seemed to dip considerably when it was announced Friday evening that Anthony Davis wouldn't play for the New Orleans Pelicans against the Clippers.
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Austin Rivers has strong game against his former team amid cool reception

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ben Bolch) — Austin Rivers figured there wouldn't be a tribute video. Teams don't normally produce such things for backup point guards who leave after 2 1/2 unremarkable seasons.
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Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeing (Cardinals) red as he prepares for season

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Dylan Hernandez) — As Yasiel Puig shared a story about a friend's 10-year-old son, he started to laugh.
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Fleeting fame against Nadal is tennis' counterpoint to 'Deflategate'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Dwyre) — Tim Smyczek's name is a little hard to spell and a little hard to pronounce. Here's a story that will make him a little hard to forget.
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Kings' Darryl Sutter to put pipeline politics on hold with Obama

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lisa Dillman) — Now that Kings Coach Darryl Sutter has gotten to know the man, spending some quality time with President Obama — well, at least a few minutes in 2013 — is he planning on talking about a certain...
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New Orleans Pelicans snap Clippers' six-game winning streak, 108-103

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Melissa Rohlin) — The New Orleans Pelicans snapped the Clippers' six-game winning streak with a 108-103 victory on Friday evening.
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NFL not ready to name front-runner in possible relocation to L.A.

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — Even though St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, the league's second-richest owner to Seattle's Paul Allen, has announced plans for an 80,000-seat football stadium in Hollywood Park, and has the...
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NFL's Roger Goodell has his swagger back with an answer for everything

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Plaschke) — Four months after it looked as if he might lose his job over crisis mismanagement, Roger Goodell laughed Friday when asked whether he could imagine circumstances that might lead him to resign or...
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UFC's Anderson Silva to test healed broken leg against Nick Diaz

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lance Pugmire) — Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva marks his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday night against Nick Diaz at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, after Silva spent a year...
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Roger Goodell blasted for 'belittling' CNN's Rachel Nichols

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ryan Parker) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is being criticized -- even more than usual -- for how he responded to a female reporter who questioned his possible conflicts of interest during his annual Super...
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Lakers' Jordan Clarkson is surviving after being thrown in deep end

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Zach Helfand) — Jordan Clarkson wilted under the Chicago Bulls defense late in Thursday's game, and he nearly coughed away the lead, but Lakers Coach Byron Scott stuck with him.
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Tiger Woods says he will keep grinding after missing cut in Phoenix

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Wharton) — It was an undaunted Tiger Woods who spoke to reporters Friday at the Phoenix Open after shooting the worst round of his career.
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